Thoroughly disappointed by the quality of protein bars on the market, Stephanie Pyatt decided to take matters into her own hands.
After five years in the business, her hard work has been recognized with the 2020 Mindful Award for the best vegan bar.
For a long time Stephanie sought a protein bar that was tasty, nutritious and suited the vegan lifestyle. In 2015 she grew fed up with searching, and with a little help from her husband Brad, a former NFL athlete and experienced executive and entrepreneur, decided to create her own.
She also felt motivated to bring attention to women’s issues in this field, so she named her company TRUWOMEN.
The other bars she tried just couldn’t cut it. They were chalky and filled with low-quality ingredients such as whey proteins and sugar alcohols.
Her recipe combines plant-based proteins made from top-quality brown rice and peas, with cassava and almonds to give a super-healthy product with the great taste anyone would expect from a rich dessert.
Each bar is vegan certified, meaning they contain no animal by-products and are never tested on animals. They are also certified as non-GMO and use guaranteed sustainable palm oil, which has also been certified by a roundtable committee on the issue.
Though the company does not advertise them as a full meal replacement, they are packed with protein and nutrition and are a great snack to help sustain sports people through their daily workout routine or that unexpected errand a working mom has to run; all with only 200 calories in each bar.
The best part of all this: food enthusiasts don’t have to lose one ounce of great taste to get all these health benefits.
It’s about time that companies with a social conscience were recognized. The Mindful Awards were begun in 2019 to recognize companies in the area of consumer goods who refuse to put profit above the planet’s health. They honor companies that are transparent, pay fair wages, use organic methods and that remain eco-friendly and sustainable.
TRUWOMEN bars checks all these boxes and then some. The award was more than well-deserved.
You can find TRUWOMEN vegan bars in select stores around the US. Take a trip down to your local health food shop and give them a try. You’ll be contributing to your own health, the planet’s and women’s empowerment.